First lady Melania Trump delivered remarks and took part in the State Department's 2017 International Women of Courage Awards ceremony in Washington. The first lady has remained largely out of public view since her husband's inauguration, but experts say even her limited presence may signal a willingness to take on more ceremonial duties in the months ahead. VOA's Elizabeth Cherneff reports.
While much attention is on Russia's policy toward the Baltic states, some experts say Russia's growing influence in the Balkans poses more of a danger to Western interests in that region. They say Moscow's aim is to counter Western interests by preventing Balkan states from being integrated into the Euro-Atlantic institutions. VOA's Jane Bojadzievski has more.
First lady Melania Trump recognized 13 women from around the globe with International Women of Courage awards Wednesday for their leadership in advocating for human rights, democracy, gender equality and women's empowerment. VOA's Nike Ching reports from the State Department.
Russian interference in American democracy will be exposed, according to the chairman and top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee. Both spoke on the eve of public hearings to investigate alleged Russian meddling in last year's election and any possible collusion by President Donald Trump's inner circle. VOA's Michael Bowman reports from Capitol Hill.